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A view from the comforts of a classroom

A view from the comforts of a classroom

Renowned professor reflects on 20th anniversary of march HERB BOYD GEORGE CURRY MEDIA Since I have to teach on Saturdays at the City College of New York, it was not possible for me to attend the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in the nation’s capital. I doubt if I would have gone under […]

From West African chic To dude ranch romance

From West African chic To dude ranch romance

Wedding trends these days range from an opulent affair in Dubai to a horseback event at a Central Florida resort. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER The universal language of love is spoken with a unique variance in Black culture and across continents. Wedding traditions date back to the West African tradition of “jumping the broom” […]

ROOTS & DIGITAL RAINBOWS

ROOTS & DIGITAL RAINBOWS

LeVar Burton speaks exclusively to the Florida Courier in advance of his November appearance at Rollins College in Winter Park. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER LeVar Burton is best remembered in the archives of American culture for his debut  in the 1977 mini-series “Roots.” In his first audition and role, the 19-year-old was cast as […]

Retired astronaut: Stop taking the fun out of science

Retired astronaut: Stop taking the fun out of science

BY HEIDI STEVENS CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Your kid likes science. Despite the subject’s reputation and the fact that schools treat it like the class where fun goes to die, kids are more excited about science, on average, than math, English and social studies, according to a new report. “Kids come out of the chute liking science,” […]

Dwayne Wade’s chef makes a dream come true

Dwayne Wade’s chef makes a dream come true

BY ALEX HARRIS MIAMI HERALD / TNS MIAMI – When they called his name, Seth Munday dove under his seat. He thought he’d flown all the way from Smithfield, N.C., to shadow a chef and witness Miami Culinary Institute’s recent chef coat ceremony, where MCI’s newest students are awarded white chefs’ coats emblazoned with their […]

The soul of Selloane

The soul of Selloane

The South African songstress is the vocal star of the Cirque Du Soleil show ‘La Nouba.’ BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Attending the circus is a familiar part of American culture and arguably a childhood must. But a new trend under the big top exists with the innovation of Cirque Du Soleil’s “La Nouba” at […]

Plenty of  Black history at revamped Tampa library

Plenty of Black history at revamped Tampa library

Robert Saunders Foundation, Jack and Jill hosting a gala to raise funds for more exhibits and quality children’s programs BY KRISTAN MCCANTS SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Nearly a month after opening its doors to the Tampa community, the new Robert W. Saunders Library will host a formal banquet and gala on Sept. 26 to […]

Stuart Scott’s daughters discuss their funny moments with beloved dad

Stuart Scott’s daughters discuss their funny moments with beloved dad

BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Taelor and Sydni Scott remember their father and ESPN anchor Stuart Scott with a delicate humor reserved for daughters only. Scott died of cancer in January at the age of 40. Earlier this month at the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando, the siblings shared with the Florida Courier […]

Museum’s exhibit covers slave trade to Obama presidency

Museum’s exhibit covers slave trade to Obama presidency

400 years of Black history highlighted in Chicago collection BY KERRY REID CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS It’s a time of transition at Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History — and not just because of the promised arrival of the Barack Obama Presidential Center as a high-profile neighbor. The 54-year-old museum has just opened a major permanent […]

Joyner reunion showcases famous TV families

Joyner reunion showcases famous TV families

Casts of iconic ‘Good Times’ and current ‘Black-ish’ among celebs at annual Labor Day weekend event in Orlando BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Black families from across the country upped the ante on the traditional Labor Day weekend barbecues by opting to attend the 2015 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion at the Gaylord Palms Resort […]